Today we’d like to introduce you to Chi Lee.
Chi, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I picked up my very first film camera back in late 90’s while attending San Jose State University major in Photography. I dropped out of college just a few years after, never finished my degree in Photography. However, I never lost my passionate in photography.
In 2010, I decided to finish my degree in photography and attended Art Institute in Hollywood. Few years after that I received a Bachelor degree in Digital Photography in winter of 2013. Originally my main concentration was Architectural photography but my interest was shifted to portraiture and fashion because the influences from the people that I work with in photography industry.
For the last two years, I’ve been studying lighting techniques from my co-worker who has more than 25+ years of experience in commercial photography. And always test shooting with multiple model agencies to improve my portfolio.
Who, or what, deserves a lot of credit for where you are today?
Yes, his name is Nelson Machin and he’s my co-worker, we have worked together for about three years. He had assisted many well-established photographers from around the world such as Annie Leibovitz, Patrick Demarchelier, Peter Lindbergh and Sebastian Kim. I’ve learned so much from him over the years, he taught me most basic terminology and lighting techniques in photography when we were working in the studio or on the field.
What type of clients or projects do you look forward to most?
I always interested in working with reputable women’s clothing companies such as H&M or Forever21. Lately, I’ve been collaborating with small businesses and upcoming fashion designers for fashion editorial publication because I wanted to build my portfolio and help them building its own clientele.
What do you know now that you wish you knew when you were just starting out?
If I had to start over, I would stay on course from the beginning never drop out of college.
- Website: www.chileephotography.com
- Phone: 818-825-5180
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @chichistudios
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Chi-Lee-Photography-269970616395143/
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